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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET For years, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been an impending threat. Now, it’s no longer just impending — it’s happening. Each month, a quarter-million Americans turn 65. That’s a trend with overwhelming workplace consequences. Companies, big and small, will soon be faced with single-handedly being in charge of developing skills for the next generation of leaders. Join subject matter expert Daniel Tobin’s upcoming live webinar, Feeding Your Leadership Pipeline: How to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders. In this one-hour webinar, he will share a plan for leadership development molded for small to large companies., Read More

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET Organizations can avoid the risks associated with inadequate leadership, and prepare leaders for uncertain future scenarios, in two ways. The first is by sharing past experiences with each other as a source of practical lessons about leading. The second is by planning for future experiences and lessons to learn to make themselves and others ready for becoming senior leaders. This structured approach to developing oneself and others is the best guarantee that your organization’s talent pipeline will be filled and flowing. In this 60-minute thought-provoking, interactive and experiential session, we will use, Read More

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET Change is here to stay. That’s probably no secret to you. For years, we have all heard that the “only constant is change.” Change is present in every aspect of your life and has become the norm in all organizations. The frequency and pace at which leaders must ask employees to change course or adapt to new systems and initiatives continues to accelerate. Sign up now for a free webinar, Leading Others Through Change, that will teach participants how to manage resistance, garner commitment, and increase motivation for the change from start, Read More

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET Everybody has heard the expression, “it’s not what you know, but who you know!”  Everybody also knows that networking can further our relationships with others. But have you ever stopped to think about your own network, especially your internal network, and how it can be your most effective tool yet? Networking is a key skill whether you are employed inside of a company, running your own company, looking for a new position, and/or seeking new information or knowledge. Many people are comfortable with networking and understand how to network, but many people are not. We can, Read More

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2pm – 3pm ET The cost of acquiring a new customer is on average five times greater than the cost of retaining an existing customer. In spite of that statistic, most organizations spend more effort on acquiring new customers than on investing in the maintenance of current ones. This is both foolish and poor business. Retention equates to lower acquisition costs, greater word-of-mouth referrals, more stable and predictable customer interactions and generally improved organizational morale. Join us for an hour of learning and insight into the mind of the customer and what he or she really wants. In order to be, Read More

It is about you. You help the people in your organization to become better communicators, productive team members, and more influential leaders. You assess training needs, establish the curriculum, and facilitate countless hours of programs aimed at improving workplace performance. As a training professional, your responsibility is the development of others. But now it’s time for you to take a front row seat in the classroom. Welcome to HRDQ-U, our new, free learning community created for people just like you—trainers, organization development professionals, management consultants—and anyone who shares a passion for improving the value of human capital through experiential learning, Read More

Career Anchors Tapping into the Power of Talents, Motives, and Values Presented by Edgar Schein Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2-3pm ET Are your employees or clients feeling stuck in their choice of careers or unhappy with their current job, unsure of how to make a change? Perhaps “career anchors” have something to do with it. Developed by Dr. Edgar Schein at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a career anchor is a combination of one’s competencies, motives, and values. And it’s the dominant element of a person’s real self that he or she will not forfeit, even if it leads to dissatisfaction,, Read More

Extraordinary Teams How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results Presented by Kathleen Ryan and Kevin Coray Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2-3pm ET What sets extraordinary teams apart from the rest? Yes, extraordinary teams have the ability to achieve tangible results. But what makes them so spectacular is that they do something ordinary teams cannot: They cultivate an exciting, collaborative environment that’s built upon mutual trust, respect, and engagement. As team members, individuals experience a positive personal change—and that means your organization reaps the benefits of better team performance and employees with increased skills, connections, loyalty, and enthusiasm for their work. Join authors, Read More

Play Your Cards Right! How to Use Card Games to Increase Learning Outcomes Presented by Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan & Tracy Tagliati Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2-3pm ET Have you ever tried your hand at playing cards in the training classroom? Card games motivate people to take an active role in the learning process, provide a wide variety of experiences in a highly engaging context, and promote quick mastery of new skills. Not only are card games fun to play—they make learning really stick. And we’ve got the industry’s most-respected experts lined up to show you exactly how. Join Dr., Read More

Brain Based Presenting Getting the Brain to Pay Attention Presented by Sharon Bowman Thursday, May 15, 2014 2-3pm ET You’ve been there before. Your mind wandering, eyes glazing over as you listen to a boring and predictable presentation. When people aren’t engaged, they’re not paying attention. And that means they’re not learning. So how can you guarantee your audience will sit up and take notice the next time you’re in the lead role? Never fear, Sharon Bowman is here! Join her for Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention, an unforgettable hour of learning that will transform your training, Read More

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